Off the beaten track in Singapore

31 October 2019

A gateway to Asia and beyond, Singapore is a vibrant nation full of vigour and a cosmopolitan city brimming with possibilities. It’s home to a bustling Central Business District, a famous shopping street, a thriving arts and entertainment scene, lively dining and drinking spots, and many must-see attractions. To truly discover Singapore, go beyond the everyday attractions and really get to grips with everything this wonderful destination has to offer. Here are just some of our suggestions:

The Intan

Visitors can experience the rich culture and heritage of the Peranakans (Straitsborn people of Chinese and Malay/ Indonesian heritage) at The Intan. Enjoy an authentic Peranakan experience on The Intan Tea Tour (by appointment only), then view the carefully curated antique Peranakan house and marvel at the multitude of vibrant relics like shoes, tiles and ceramics.

Coney Island

Formerly known as Serangoon Island, Coney Island was owned by the Haw Par brothers—the duo behind the famed Tiger Balm brand—back in the early 1900s. Today the island has retained its rustic charm and is a sanctuary for a diverse range of plant and animal species. Explore the coastal forests, mangroves and various plants and flowers, some of which are critically endangered.

Corner House

At Corner House, chef Jason Tan’s culinary philosophy takes vegetables to a whole new level. The one-Michelin-starred restaurant’s speciality is French cuisine with elements of ‘Gastro-Botanica’—a term to demonstrate Tan’s use of vegetables as more than just garnishes. The eight-course Discovery Menu Experience is designed for those who prefer to leave the decision on what to eat to the chef.  

Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

Singapore’s first ASEAN Heritage Park, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve is home to rich biodiversity. There are numerous walking trails and wheelchair-accessible paths throughout the 202-hectare nature reserve, and visitors can discover its native inhabitants such as otters, crabs, water snakes and monitor lizards. Bird-watchers can take the Migratory Bird Trail that goes around the Buloh Tidal Ponds and admire resident birds like herons, kingfishers and sunbirds. Children will enjoy the Junior Adventure Trail where they can mirror the movements of a crab or mudskipper among the mangroves. 

 

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